Below is a selection of some of the best large venues for an all-employee meeting, with a style to suit almost any taste.
So grand is Hampton Court Palace that it has a plethora of different event spaces and function rooms to choose from. Making that process easier is a dedicated manager, who will help you select the space best suited to your particular needs, as well as the planning and running of the day itself. With years’ worth of rich, cultural history held within its walls, this is a venue that is guaranteed to make a lasting impression and bring a sense of occasion to proceedings.
Grand Union Wandsworth is well worth considering if you want your meeting to feel a world away from the sombre tone of an office block, with the funky decor sure to put guests at ease, and ping-pong tables and swings that could serve as fun ice-breakers and a welcome break from the hard work at hand. Inspired by the beaches of California, this outdoor venue comes complete with a bar wrapped around an oak tree and 11 beach huts, which could make for great breakaway spaces.
The Exhibit is a hugely flexible venue, hosting everything from comedy nights to life drawing classes, and everything else in between. Across 3 different floors, there are several rooms available for hire, in addition to a boutique cinema and a large outdoor space. Being an all-day eating and drinking hub, organising refreshments certainly shouldn’t pose any problems, nor should getting there, with the nearest tube stop – Northern Line – being reachable within mere seconds.
If a country retreat out with the bustle of the city centre is more your style, then Millbridge Court in Surrey could be the venue for you. However, being just an hour from London and within close reach of both Farnham and Guildford train stations, it’s still a highly convenient and well connected choice. A variety of gorgeously appointed interior spaces and picturesque gardens are at your disposal, as well as 7 boutique double bedrooms, ideal for any guests travelling from a little further afield.
LSO St Luke’s is found within a stunning Grade I listed building which seamlessly combines original 18th century features with contemporary touches. The Jerwood Hall can accommodate up to a generous 400 guests for a conference or 450 for a standing event, with technical equipment and support also on offer should you need it, including tailored lighting packages which have been created in-house to really highlight and make the most of the building’s best features and unique charm.